10. Race Is Not

Race is a term that is used widely in North America, but it is often misunderstood to be a natural or biologically based category. It is not.
— Muckle, González, and Camp, Through the Lens of Anthropology 2022, 102

In Intro to Anthro 2022 after discussing Homo species we finish reading chapter 4. At the end, Muckle, González, and Camp state that “race is not a valid biological concept” (104).

This class was the end of our biological anthropology unit. We moved on to archaeology with Stone Tools.

Image credit: Systemic racism can get under our skin and into our genes by Connie J. Mulligan (2021)